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The current list of MAGA Bomber targets: George Soros, the Clintons, the Obamas, Eric Holder, John Brennan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Maxine Waters, Joe Biden, and Robert DeNiro. Since he/she shorted the Post Office 75¢ per bomb, the Postal Inspectors are probably on the case.

Given that this is probably domestic terrorism we are hampered by early Trump budget decisions: “In fact, in one of their first budget requests to Congress they requested that $300 million be stripped from primarily the DHS budget dealing with this issue of domestic terrorism.”

The BBC is reporting that Mail bomb investigators are checking Florida leads, say US media. Apparently the Postal facility in Opa-locka, Florida processed some of the bombs. Opa-locka is a bit strange, even by Florida standards according to Bing maps: “The city was developed by Glenn Curtiss. Developed based on a One Thousand and One Nights theme, Opa-locka has the largest collection of Moorish Revival architecture in the Western hemisphere, and streets with such names as Sabur Lane, Sultan Avenue, Ali Baba Avenue, Perviz Avenue, and Sesame Street.” [I guess they will have to check on the whereabouts of Oscar the Grouch…]

With so many examples to work with, the probability of identifying the MAGA Bomber is nearly 1 [1 is a sure thing].

8 comments

1 Badtux { 10.25.18 at 11:01 pm }

We still don’t know who sent the anthrax in the 2001 anthrax attacks for certain. The Feds hung it on some poor sod who was hounded into suicide, but they had nowhere near enough evidence to charge him, nevermind convict him. And pipe bombs are a whole lot more anonymous than anthrax strains. So unless the MagaBomber has a brother or cousin who turns him in like the Unabomber, I’m dubious about your certainty that the MagaBomber will be caught. Unless he’s a moron. Which may be the case, given his spelling…

2 Bryan { 10.26.18 at 10:46 am }

Even low grade explosive have id markers in them now. The timers have serial and model numbers. Computer printers leave id on everything they print. PVC pipe can be traced. Wire can be traced. The mail facility at Opa-locka has video.

The problem with organic threats like anthrax and ricin is that they don’t have all of the id material that can be found in bombs.

3 hipparchia { 10.27.18 at 7:35 pm }

florida man gets caught mailing pipe bombs

raises (or lowers) the genre to a whole new level….

4 Bryan { 10.27.18 at 9:33 pm }

He was born in New York City, so he doesn’t count as a “Florida man”. He sprouted in the same compost pile as Trump. 👿

Between his van and posts on social media, he should have been swept up when he mailed his first package.

5 hipparchia { 10.28.18 at 8:11 pm }

well…. a bunch of us were born somewhere else. I think most of the people I know here are either florida crackers or ny transplants. 😈

6 Bryan { 10.28.18 at 10:18 pm }

To be really off the wall you need to be born and raised in a place like Mossy Head or Wing. A real “Florida man” has less contact or connection to reality than the Trump family. 👿

7 Badtux { 10.29.18 at 11:43 pm }

That said, this dude could have walked right off the pages of a Carl Hiaasen novel. Complete with his incompetence.

8 Bryan { 10.30.18 at 9:44 pm }

Carl spends a lot of time dealing with ‘newcomers’ from the Caribbean and South America, as well as the mass movement from NYC. He does find time to slip in a few locals for background.